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GreenScene - June 2016
In this Issue:

The Hotel Association of Canada/Green Key Global Presents at the International Economic Forum of the Americas

The Hotel Association of Canada/Green Key Global presented at the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA) Conference of Montreal Tuesday June 14 alongside other prominent Canadians including the Honourable Bill Morneau Minister of Finance, the Honourable Marc Garneau Minister of Transport and Paul Demarais Jr., Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Director, Power Corporation of Canada.

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Join the Green Lodging Survey   

The Green Lodging Survey is the lodging industry's annual exercise to assess and catalyze green innovation, best practices, and awareness regarding the state of sustainability across hotels worldwide. Updated annually, the Green Lodging Survey helps discover innovative hotel efforts that should be recognized and can benefit peers, and shows what's trending each year. The Green Lodging Survey is powered by Greenview and managed by Green Lodging News, with the support of innovative sponsors and recognized industry supporters. Learn more below about the survey and how to participate.

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Transat near the top of the list of Canada's best corporate citizens - Only tour operator on Corporate Knights' 15th annual ranking

Transat A.T. Inc. has risen to 8th place on the annual list of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada, established by the research firm Corporate Knights. The ranking recognizes organizations with outstanding records in social engagement, environmental management, and governance. For the third year in a row, Transat is the only tour operator to make the list.

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Grants and Financial Incentives Available in Canada

A grouping of grants and financial incentives related to energy efficiency from different organizations across Canada are offered below:

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations - The Future of Sustainability

There has been a lot in the news lately about the rise of electric vehicles on the road today, and in the near future.
Here are some quick facts about Electric Vehicles:
  • 2015: there were approximately 10,000 electric vehicles on the road
  • 2016: there are approximately 17,000 on the road, and the number is increasing each day.
  • It is estimated that in the next 2-3 years, approximately 1:20 vehicles on the road will be electric
But only approximately 400 hotels in Canada have charging stations. All meeting facilities (with our without bedrooms) should jump on the bandwagon now, and stay ahead of the curve. Why, you ask?
In Other News
Electric cars a key part of climate-action plans in Ontario, Quebec

In the past two months, the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec announced aggressive climate-change policies, both featuring strong plug-in electric vehicle support.

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Despite our reliance on gadgets and technology, sustainability remains a key consideration with one third of hotel guests believing that hotels should be judged on their sustainability. More than a third of people surveyed admitted to using more energy than at home when they travel, but as many as half responded by saying that the sustainability and energy use of a hotel is important to them. For 13% of travellers, unsustainable practices from hotels was identified as a top frustration.

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In a world where many talk the talk about being "green," the Rincon Band of LuiseƱo Indians and Harrah's Southern California Resort also walk the walk.

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Canadians Going For Green Travel In 2016

Green is in and Canadian travellers have made one thing clear this year - eco-friendly travel is a top priority.
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The Sustainability Paradigm

When New York chef Dan Barber announced he would serve "garbage" at a banquet for international leaders in Washington last year, he put the global issue of food waste in the headlines.
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Green Key Global, EcoStay Certified and Greenview Announce Partnership To Advance Green Tourism

Green Key Global, EcoStay Certified and Greenview, three leaders in hospitality sector environmental stewardship, today announced a triple partnership that will encourage hoteliers across Canada and beyond to join forces in meaningful sustainability. The partnership will enable property owners and managers to fund important conservation projects, measure their progress, and be a part of a shared environmental legacy of nature and beauty.

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